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Google Pays $17 Million To States Over ‘Safari-Gate’

Last year, Google was handed the largest fine for a single company in FTC history when it was penalized to the tune of $22.5 million in relation to the tracking of Safari users. Critics felt the fine didn’t go far enough, but a federal judge disagreed last November, ruling that the settlement was “fair, adequate and reasonable.” Google had been …

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John McAfee Responds To Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Last week, news came out that eccentric McAfee Antivirus founder John McAfee is being sued by the daughter of his neighbor in Belize, Gregory Faull, whose death began a multi-national manhunt for McAfee last year. McAfee has remained wanted for questioning in Belize, but was able to make his way back to the United States after a fascinating and somewhat …

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Fair Use Prevails As Google Wins Book-Scanning Case

So, you know that book-scanning legal battle that Google has been fighting for the past eight years against the Authors Guild? Google just won. In a New York court, Judge Denny Chin ruled that Google can continue its book-scanning ways because it’s fair use, being how it’s “highly transformative”. It doesn’t hurt the original market for the material, he found, …

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49ers Aldon Smith Turns Himself In To Authorities

Things just aren’t going Aldon Smith’s way, as the San Francisco pass rusher surrendered to authorities Tuesday night in connection with felony weapons charges. After being processed, Smith immediately posted $75,000 bail. NFL.com is reporting that Smith is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 12 in connection with the charge. He has an additional court appearance scheduled for Nov. …

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Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction

More friction between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding the two companies’ “Search Alliance” has been made public thanks to court documents obtained by Reuters. The two companies have been having a quiet legal battle about rolling out Microsoft’s Bing search technology on Yahoo in Taiwan and Hong Kong – the last two of sixteen markets – which are supposed to make …

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Mark Cuban Innocent In Insider Trading Case, Jury Finds

A federal jury has reportedly found billionaire Mark Cuban not guilty of insider trading. The trial began last month, stemming from accusations that he engaged in insider trading when selling shares of Mamma.com back in 2004. The SEC had filed a complaint alleging that he had been acting on confidential info from then CEO Guy Faure. The case initially went …

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Judge Says Gmail Might Be Breaking The Law

Google continues to battle a class action lawsuit filed in may, claiming that the company is violating laws when it “opens” and “reads” emails. Earlier this month, Google asked a judge to dismiss the suit, but that didn’t happen. This week, a judge reportedly found that Google may indeed be violating California wiretapping laws. As you may know, Gmail scans …

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Yelp: We’d Love To Work With More Law Enforcement Officials To Crack Down On Fake Reviews

This week, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that nineteen companies agreed to stop writing fake Yelp reviews and pay over $350,000 of fines. “Consumers rely on reviews from their peers to make daily purchasing decisions on anything from food and clothing to recreation and sightseeing,” Schneiderman said. “This investigation into large-scale, intentional deceit across the Internet tells …

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LinkedIn Aims To Clear Up ‘False Accusations’

Last week, a class action lawsuit was filed against LinkedIn, alleging that it breaks into users’ email accounts. The company says the suit is “without merit”, and that accusations are false. Main St. (part of TheStreet Network) reported on the suit on September 18th, saying that it was filed in San Jose Federal Court in the Northern District of California, …

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Messiah Baby Name Ruling Overturned

After telling Tennessee parents that they couldn’t legally call their infant son Messiah last month, Judge Lu Ann Ballew’s ruling was overturned on Wednesday. When parents of 8-month-old Messiah Deshawn Martin went to court in August to argue over what the child’s last name should be, they were in for a surprise when Ballew decided the baby’s first name should …

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Don’t Fire Employees Over Facebook ‘Likes’

In the United States, Facebook likes are protected by the first amendment. Liking something on Facebook is the same as using your right to free speech to actually say, “I like this.” That means that employers should think twice before firing employees over something they “like”. This is what we learned from a federal court ruling on Wednesday. Do you …

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Facebook Likes Found By Federal Court To Be Protected As Free Speech

Remember that case where the guy got fired for liking the “wrong” political candidate on Facebook? Well, good news for people who think a Facebook like should be considered an act of free speech. Today, a federal court ruled that Facebook likes are protected by the first amendment. Last year, a Virginia judge ruled the opposite in a case where …

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